Landed Estates
NUI Galway

D'Arcy (Ballinlass)

In the first half of the 19th century Nicholas D'Arcy owned land in the parishes of Aghascragh and Taghboy, baronies of Killian and Athlone on the border of counties Galway and Roscommon, which included parts of the estate of the Kellys of Muckloon and Gonville ffrench's Claremount estate. D'Arcy advertised the sale of the fee of these lands amounting to 2,350 acres in May 1851 and parts again in June 1852 and February 1853. Some lands in the barony of Loughrea were also included. The Right Honourable R. W. Greene and Richard Bolton were among the purchasers. Bolton resold Eskermore in 1884. In October 1890 Richard A. D'Arcy advertised the sale of Kentstown, barony of Killian in the Land Judges' Court. The notice includes a detailed description of the house at Kentstown.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kentstown Kentstown Killian Mountbellew Cloonkeen 148 Killian Galway OSI Ref: M705 535
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 39
Ballinlass Ballinlass Killeroran Mountbellew Castleffrench 146 Killian Galway OSI Ref: M776 486
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 47

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), D'Arcy, 6 May 1851, Vol 7, MRGS 39/003, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Darcy, 15 June 1852 & 22 Feb 1853, Vol 16 & 20, MRGS 39/007 & 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Bolton, 7 Nov 1884, Vol 147, MRGS 39/065, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources